Join us to hear author and woodworker Doug Stowe discuss his new book, "The Wisdom of Our Hands: Crafting, A Life".
Based on his 45 years as a woodworker and 25 years as a teacher of handcrafts, in his newest book Doug Stowe argues that human beings have a natural need to express themselves creatively through tangible work. The use of one’s hands and whole body to make physical things and reshape our surroundings promotes both physical and mental health and fosters a sense of mastery in both young and adult students.
Stowe presents a clear call for the renewal of American education through a strategic implementation of the hands, and notes the value of creating useful beauty in service to others and our own growth as well.
Books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.
Doug Stowe began his woodworking career in 1976. Doug founded the Eureka Springs Guild of Artists and Craftspeople in 1977. By 1995, he started writing books and articles about woodworking. In 1998, he was one of three founders of the Eureka Springs School of the Arts.
He is the founder of the Wisdom of the Hands Program at the Clear Spring School, a small independent school in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He has also been named an Arkansas Living Treasure by the Arkansas Arts Council for his work with wood and in education. He has published over 100 articles in various woodworking magazines and educational journals and has written 13 books on woodworking techniques, in addition to his newest book, "The Wisdom of Our Hands."
Doug continues to teach woodworking grades 1-12 at the Clear Spring School, to work daily in his own shop, and to travel around teaching adult woodworking classes for schools and clubs. He lives in a hardwood forest at the edge of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, with his wife, Jean.
For more information about Doug and his work, visit www.dougstowe.com/
AGE GROUP: | Adult |
EVENT TYPE: | Author Talks & Lectures |
|Mon, Mar 27||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 28||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 29||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 30||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 31||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sat, Apr 01||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Apr 02||1:00PM to 5:00PM|